Although this book has been out a few weeks I only saw my complimentary copy the other day when arriving back in the UK. I thought I’d scan my page and share the relevant project info on my blog. James is a good friend of mine and the book supports a very worthy cause.
James Whitlow Delano posed one question to photographers he’d met all over the world, after the untimely passing of his sister, Jeanne, and last member of his nuclear family: “share with me one photograph that says to you, `MERCY'”. Such a body of work, he hoped, could contribute in a meaningful, concrete way in the effort to expand awareness about the critical role that enlightened hospice care can play, as it is likely to touch the lives of most families worldwide some time in the course of their lives.
The Mercy Project is a charity photo book project featuring the work of 118 photographers from 28 photographers from Magnum, VII Photo, Noor, National Geographic to emerging talent coming together to create awareness and raise funds for hospice and palliative care.
About my image: Chea Nica (7) right, suffers from severe cerebral palsy, attended to by her older sister Chea Sreynan (9), The Cambodia Trust, Kampong Chhnang Province, Cambodia, 2005. You can see more of this work “Disability in Cambodia: Documenting the work of Cambodia Trust (2005-2007)” here.
You can buy the book from here.